No joy beats that of a new lawyer who is about to start earning some cash. You can not wait to get in there and start defending your clients. But wait, are you truly prepared. Do you have any idea of what is expected of you at work? Having some tips on your fingertips as to what to do and what no to is necessary. It will help you survive the humongous world of law.
What is expected.
First in the list of what to do is to form a good relationship with the office assistant. To some, this may not seem in order since associates sound more in power at the office. You may be wondering why this is so but sit tight and continue reading. As you may already know, an office assistant is the point of contact for the office. They are like the brain of the office. All the information you need regarding the office is on their finger tips. If for instance, you have a question to do with the court or you want to learn how to do things right at the office, they have the answer. You can never get lost when you are friends with the office assistant.
A mentor is also crucial when you are new to this. Law school will teach you everything there is to know when you enter the job market.You have to learn some things by yourself. It is not an easy task when you are alone, and that is where the mentor comes in. With one holding your hand, you know exactly what to say and when to say during a court session. You get to know how to get a client compensated and what to do when a client gives you headaches.
Don’ts. The wrong.
Never share anything work-related on social media. The law is full of crazy stuff. As exciting or as stressful as they may get, it should never be shared online. It is not only immoral but also breaks the client’s privacy. You never know who is reading and the word may reach your boss.
You could lose your job if that were to happen. Communication is also essential when you have a client. Some lawyers tend to ignore their clients when they call. Perhaps they lack a particular solution to the client’s problem. Whatever the case, never make the client feel ignored. It does not cost you much to pick the phone and tell the customer what is happening.
Following all the advice will enable you to go far in the law market.